While the rest of the Green Bay Packers have been prepping for the Super Bowl XLV, long-haired linebacker Clay Matthews has been shopping for a shampoo endorsement.
The 6-feet 3-inch, 255-pound favorite for NFL Defensive Player of the Year has just inked a deal with Unilever's Suave brand. The deal means Matthews and The Hair will make media appearances together before and after the Super Bowl, and maybe shoot a commercial.[jump]
The news means that the Super Bowl will also be the Hair Product Bowl: Matthews and the Packers will be facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their safety Troy Polamalu, who recently landed a pile of cash with Head & Shoulders.
It's about time, Matthews says.
"I've been throwing it out there and just getting shunned," he told CNBC. "I don't know what it is. America, I'm looking for a hair deal!"
Mission accomplished, Mr. Matthews. Time to get your Fabio on. Time to whip your hair.